Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
in emergency aid for superstorm sandy recovery. that request falls short of total damage estimates. governors from new york, new jersey and connecticut alone say they will need closer to 82 billion to fix their states. >>> we don't know their names, but a couple from a phoenix suburb has presented the second winning ticket from last month's massive powerball drawing. the couple came forward now because they were concerned about, guess what, the looming fiscal cliff. they will take home 192 million bucks before taxes, and the plan is to use the money to start a foundation and support their favorite charities. >>> more people out of work, and another recession. you want to know what's at the bottom of that fiscal cliff, well, there you have it. many say that what's going to happen if something isn't done soon, but guess what? alice rivlin has a plan. she's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and served as director of the white house office of management and budget, the omb, under president clinton. alice, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here on the show this morning.
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
don't think that war ever technically ended. and superstorm sandy brought devastated and will cost tens of billions of dollars and now the president is asking congress for 60 billion to help with the cleanup. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: good morning, clayton, you're right the white house wrote a letter, the speaker of the house, to request 64.4 billion dollars and the number recommends funds needed to finance a recovery effort and help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and flooding as well as impacts associated with a changing climate. just because the white house is requesting 60.4 billion dollars doesn't necessarily mean it will be easily approved by the house of representatives, because money is tight right now and as spokeman for speaker boehner says simply, we have the request and we will review it. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey, chuck schumer robert menendez and kirsten gillibrand says the money might get caught up with people wanting it elsewhere. and it's a
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
government to reimburse the state for 100% of the cost of rebuilding from superstorm sandy. christie heads to washington on thursday to meet with federal officials. you know, parts of the new jersey coastline, complete devastated by this powerful storm. you know, governor christie estimates that sandy caused upwards of $20 billion of damages. >>> and the atlanta journal-constitution with more information about dozens of children and adults that were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at the local school there. at least 49 people were sent to the hospital yesterday. take a look at this. fire officials believe the heating system failed there. finch elementary had no carbon monoxide detectors, either. which, i guess, they're not required in georgia. and many parents complained they were left in the lurch because of poor communication. soledad o'brien will talk to a student, a parent and also a school official. so we'll get lots of sides there. >> also coming up, amazement and dismay. that's how fedex's ceo is describing the fiscal cliff crisis. i sat down with fred smith. hear what he has